Two rushed to hospital after reported shooting, apparent standoff in north Charlotte

(Ron Lee | WBTV)
(Ron Lee | WBTV)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Two people were taken to the hospital after a reported shooting that led to a standoff in north Charlotte.

The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Augusta Street and Catherine Simmons Avenue, which are both off of Beatties Ford Road. Medic said two people were taken to Carolinas Medical Center from the scene.

Both patients suffered very serious injuries. Police said they sustained gunshot wounds, but were expected to live.

Officers had the area taped off and were not letting people near the scene. At one point police could be heard over a loudspeaker telling someone to "come out with your hands up."

People nearby had trouble getting to their homes because of the crime scene.

After several hours officers began leaving the area and said that the home they had been targeting was empty.

Copyright 2017 WBTV. All rights reserved.